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murdoch's best-selling paper. >> the end of "news of the world." >> closing on sunday after 168 years. >> all of the things that people have talked about, this is an evil empire. >> phone hacking scandal. >> this is disgusting, disgracef disgraceful. >> they are closing the paper in name. they are expanding the publications. >> just how low will a tabloid go? >> british tabloid "news of the world" announced it will publish its final issue sunday. >> don't you mean the rebranding of "news of the world"? >> good evening from los angeles. >>> today, with the clock ticking down in a crisis with serious economic ramifications looming, president obama called congressional leaders to the white house to try and walk republicans back from the ledge. after the meeting, the president went to the press room to provide some insight into the chance of a looming crisis actually happening. >> we just had a productive meeting. we discussed the impasse that we're currently at, with respect to the budget, and i thought the meetings were frank, they were constructive, and what they did was narrow the iss
, "bbc world news." >> welcome. the headlines this hour. rupert murdoch and his top executives respond to the phone hacking scandal by closing down britain's best-selling sunday newspaper. but the investigation continues, with reports that a former editor and adviser to the british prime minister is to be arrested. dozens are killed in days of violent clashes between rival political groups in the pakistan city of karachi. and a final flight for the u.s. space shuttle atlantis. it prepares for its final journey to the stars. this is newsday. >> hello and welcome. it is the phone hacking scandal which has stunned britain. today came the biggest bombshell of all. britain's best-selling newspaper, "news of the world," is being shut down. the closure comes after a public outcry, but it has not lifted the spotlight from the murdoch empire, which controls 40% of circulation in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper that was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual by all means, but you cannot forget. >> 42 ye
stories, this friday, july 8th. news corp boss rupert murdoch folds his tabloid. >>> shuttle "atlantis" files up for one final foray. >>> and harry potter fans unite for one last wave of the wand. >>> it's the end of the "news of the world." that shamed british sunday newspaper is shutting down. after this weekend's edition and 168 years of history, the last edition of the "news of the world" will have rolled off the printing presses. >> now, as outrage spread from the public to the politicians and finally to the advertisers, rupert murdoch took decisive action. his son, james, announced the paper would close after this coming weekend and that all the staff would be out of a job. james, of course, is the chairman of news international. he posted his statement online for all to see. the key line in that statement, the news of the world is in the business of holding others to account, but it failed when it came to itself. charles? >> it appears that failure could lead to the arrest of this man. former editor andy coorson. reporting suggest that he is supposed to turn himself over this mo
-selling sunday newspaper "the news of the world" is being shut down by murdoch's news international. the closure comes after a public outcry. but it has not lifted the spot line of the murdoch empire which controls 40% of newspaper circulations in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. the bbc business editor robert preston starts our coverage. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper which was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual, by all means. but you cannot forget. >> he may have well have made the remarks about the newspaper that has shocked us here in the paper that has been printed for 168 years became indelibly linked with the worst practices in british journalism. mr. murdoch says it could not be amended. >> clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that his company believes in good this company has been a great investor in journalism, a greater investor in me yet in general and it is something that we believe very strongly in. clearly, c
of media malpractice. hacking phones from celebrities to royals to a murdered teen. moggal murdoch shuts the paper down. >> i'm not saying any comments. >> as this scandal spreads. >>> and jaws of the wild in the water. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, right here. >> on the plains of the ice, he's the nature photographer who will stop at nothing to get the unforgettable shot. tonight, we go in for a close-up. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran here in orlando, florida, where the stunning reality is now clear. casey anthony is going free, and soon. so, what now? another child? a memoir? those are only two of the possibilities the former murder suspect mentions in her letters from prison. but she'll have to face simmering public hostility. he is a widely recognizable figure andnd passions around th trial are running so high that a judge today temporarily sealed the names of all the jurors for their own protection. casey anthony walked into court a changed young woman, her hair down, her mood buoyant, a new lease on life. >> the defendant, casey anthony, is before the court for sentencing. >> reporter:
. and the rupert-murdoch news corporate scandal is blowing up bigger than ever. tonight on weather murdoch's phone hacking scandal could ever come to america. good to have you with us tonight, folks. president obama has democrats shocked, stunned and flat out furious after the "washington post" reported that he put social security and medicare cuts on the table. now, in d.c. tonight, i spoke to at least a dozen lawmakers. they say that the president went behind closed doors with leadership of both parties to discuss a solution to the debt hostage crisis republicans are waging on the american people. president obama addressed the media after the meeting but didn't take any questions. here's what he had to say. >> i just completed a meeting with all the congressional leaders from both chambers, from both parties, and i have to say that i thought it was a very constructive meeting. everybody acknowledged that there is going to be pain involved politically on all sides, but our biggest obligation is to make sure that we're doing the right thing by the american people, creating an environment in which
murdoch shuts the paper down as the scandal spreads. >> well, good evening, i'm terry moran here in orlando, florida, where the stunning reality is now clear. casey anthony is going free, and soon. so, what now? another child? a memoir? those are only two of the possibilities the former murder suspect mentions in her letters from prison. but she'll have to face simmering public hostility. passions around this trial is running so high that a judge today temporarily sealed the names of all the jurors for their own protection. casey anthony walked into court a changed young woman, her hair down, her mood buoyant, a new lease on life. >> the defendant, casey anthony, is before the court for sentencing. >> reporter: having already served nearly three years in jail, and convicted on only four misdemeanors, the question today was, how soon would she be free? >> mr. mason, mr. baez, anything else you would like to say? >> reporter: outside the courthouse, the fury among the few dozen protesters was turning ugly and menacing. >> eye for an eye. >> reporter: there weren't many of them, esp
-- that the journalist saleem shahzad died at the hands of the i.s.i. aaron is here, just back to the whole murdoch question. we've got the announcement of two inquiries here in the -- within the last hour. and the knock-on he focus for bskyb, what does that do to murdoch's numbers? >> this is what the markets are looking at now, two big questions about the decision yesterday from the murdoch empire to get rid of "news of the world." a, did that they do simply so sacrifice some very prospective journalists, etc., did they get rid of "news of the world" to keep that very top executive, of course, in the murdoch empire, rebekah brooks, or have they done it to try to appease the u.k. regulator for the media industry, so the murdoch empire is seen as fit and proper, as a fit and proper owner of -- to take full control of bskyb. the murdoch empire, they own 39% of bskyb. we are talking about the very successful british broadcaster, but the murdoches have been trying to gain all 100% control. but if you look at the numbers, here's the telling tale. the "sun" newspaper, the sister to "news of the world" h
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. >> allegations have called into question the ongoing takeover of firm.by rupert murdoch's >> the notion that today, next week, in september, this will be waived through by executives at news corp. does not meet the test of public consent. there's no doubt about that. >> the prime minister stop to his guns. he said the culture secretary has to follow legal guidelines. for the hundreds of staffers of "news of the world" -- the future is equally unclear. >> our political correspondent joins us from west mr. let's start with david cameron. this appeared to be as attempt to get out in front of this unfolding scandal, crisis. do you think he has succeeded? >> a very strong performance from david cameron. he talks about that practices in the press and almost doing a mea culpa. he still -- the question of andy coulson and why he hired him in the first place. he was asked time and time again what specific conversations he had with andy coulson. distanceng to put some between his former communications and himself. >> also, top people at the news international empire, including rebecca brooks. she
, judy. >> brown: the "news of the world" scandal in britain took new turns today. the rupert murdoch tabloid is shutting down on sunday amid allegations that reporters hacked into phones of murder victims and the families of slain soldiers. today, police in london arrested three people, including former editor andrew coulson, who once worked for prime minister david cameron. and cameron himself faced new questions. awe instead of standing in his traditional place at the back of the home watching david cameron speak, he was heading for a south london station where he was arrested and questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to hack phones and on suspicion of bribing police officers. >> i made that decision to employ andy. he had resigned from the news of the world. he said at the time he didn't know what was happening on his watch. he should have known what was happening on his watch. he paid the price. he resigned. >> david cameron hired him to run his press operation barely five months after he resigned as editor of the news of the world and the paper's royal correspondent was jailed f
. >> reporter: now public opinion has turned sharply against the paper's owner, rupert murdoch, one of the world's most powerful media tycoons. he bought "the news of the world" back in 1969 and made it the cornerstone of an empire that now includes fox news and the "wall street journal." simon hoggart is a columnist for "the guardian." his newspaper has been investigating the scandal for years, and he says murdoch is facing an enormous backlash. >> now it's just loathing for the guy. >> reporter: the murdochs moved fast to close down "the news of the world" this week, but it's much easier to stop the presses than to repair a reputation tainted by lying and deceit. authorities announced a short time ago that they now arrested a third person in this scandal, a 63-year-old man, although we don't know yet who he is. and rupert murdoch himself is flying into london tomorrow from the u.s. to take charge personally of this spiraling mess. scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. in syria today, the streets were filled again with protesters calling for president bashar al-assad to go. we have amateur video from
. rupert murdoch of the news corporation making that decision. the inquiries into this behavior will continue into great britain. this a major setback, though, for the rupert murdoch empire, though you heard richard quest saying perhaps, perhaps he sees money to be made here. that's all for right now. hope to see you back tomorrow night. "in the arena" starts right now. >>> good evening. welcome to the program. i'm tom foreman. shock waves are rolling through the media world tonight over what looks like a criminal enterprise operating inside of a newsroom. high-profile figures targeted for a gangster style roundup, and all of it taking place under the leadership of one of the richest and most powerful men in america. it sounds like a hollywood thriller, but this is real life, it's playing out in london, and sending tremors all the way to american shores. rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news, 20th century fox, the "new york post," and a number of other vast media powerhouses is under fire tonight, hours after he took the dramatic step of abruptly closing down one of his biggest
-- will be its last. in sun valley, idaho today, media mogul rupert murdoch-- owner of parent company news corporation-- had no comment the tabloid's closure. but his son james murdoch said in a statement to staffers: fundamentally, action taken a number of years ago by certain individuals, in what had been a good newsroom have breached the trust that the news of the world has with its readers. >> warner: those mistakes first came to light in 2005 when "news of the world" was accused of hacking into cell phone messages of members of the royal family and famous actors. other revelations followed, amid an ongoing but fitful police inquiry. this week, public outrage exploded with leaks from that inquiry, that the family of a murdered teenager milly dowler had been victimized. a private detective working for "news of the world" allegedly hacked her voice mail after she disappeared in 2002, and deleted some messages. the activity on her phone account gave them false hope she was still alive. then yesterday, relatives of victims of london's so-called 7/7 terror attacks in 2005 said they'd been t
. rupert murdoch's giant media empire reeling after a bombshell. his tabloid reporters bribing police and eavesdropping on the most vulnerable people in the news. >>> free woman. casey anthony will walk out of jail in days. hear why one juror says thth had to let her off. an abc news exclusive. >>> healthy living. could the long-awaited promise of stem cells now come true? see what they do for a damaged heart. >>> and, survival story. jaycee dugard, imprisoned, kidnapped by a predator for 18 years. tonight, how does a child give birth in a backyard? >> i wasn't alone. and i knew i could never let anything happen to her. >> jaycee dugard, a message of courage and life. >>> good evening. you may have suspected it was happening, but we confirm tonight the dark underbelly of tabloid journalism and what some of those reporters will do. here's a measure of the outrage. the biggest newspaper in england has been brought to its knees, closing, over. rupert murdoch, whose empire extends to america and includes fox news and "the wall street journal," shaken by what the truth turns out to be. so,
in london, and sending tremors all the way to american shores. rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news, 20th century fox, the "new york post," and a number of other vast media powerhouses is under fire tonight, hours after he took the dramatic step of abruptly closing down one of his biggest tabloid newspapers. it is called "the news of the world," and it is at the center of a scandal that just keeps getting wider and deeper by the hour. reporters there are accused of hacking into the voice mail of innocent people to get stories, one of them a 13-year-old murder victim, and allegedly paying thousands of dollars to police officers to get them to reveal secrets in high-profile cases. murdoch's son and heir apparent, james murdoch, went on the bbc to try to limit the damage. take a look. >> i feel regret. clearly, the practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that this company believes in. >> americans are no strangers to the dark side of tabloid culture. of course, just take a look at some of the co
rupert murdoch put 200 out of work. england's biggest selling sunday newspaper for good. the paper lost advertisers after it hacked the voice mails of thousands from child murder victims to the families of england's war dead. the scandal has also frozen murdoch's attempt to take over a profitable pay channel. it's now thought murdoch will run a sister tabloid, the sun, on sundays. >>> a 1995 no state had obesity rate above 20%. today all the states do except for colorado which stands at 19.8%. mississippi is the heaviest state with an adult obesity rate of 34.4%. and four years ago only one state had an adult obesity rate above 0%. today a dozen states top that 30% mark. for more information on this and other health stories head to the web. check out the health page online at msnbc.com. >>> cleveland is clutch and the comeback cubs. plus the latest on yankee captain derek jeter's march toward 3,000 hits. your first look at sports is straight ahead. etables make you feel good? etables oh, yeah. v8 juice gives you 3 of your 5 daily servings of vegetables. v8. what's your number? the motor
by journalists about the case in the u.s. thursday, rupert murdoch refused to answer any questions. a public inquiry in britain will examine the allegations. prominent targets expect there to be more revelations. that what we will find out in the next weeks and months it was not just "the news of the world." i almost feel sorry for them because they're taking the rap for the malpractices of the entire industry. >> "the news of the world close " whatever they uncover will not be reporting on it. >> i spoke with our correspondent and asked what prompted news international to take this step of shutting down the paper. >> it seems the chairman of news international is planned a long game. he has thrown up his hands in the middle of the storm admitted to wrongdoing. he said he had directed the past practices of "news of the world" and did not live up to the high standards of his journalism. those who are more cynical may say this is a smart commercial decision, because the decision about b sky b is coming up. also, murdoch has other interests at news outlets in the u.k. major advertisers had pull
murdoch himself. >> reporter: the first casualty, a legendary paper and two more. this man was arrested for allegedly bribing police and this man was also arrested. he was the editor while the reporters broke the law. then, he was the chief spokesman for britain's brisker. -- prime minister. >> it's not just about the press, it's also about the police -- >> reporter: the famously out spoken media mogul is tight lipped. >> reporter: do you walk this fast all of the time? >> i do when i'm running away from you guys. >> reporter: despite the 168 year history, he's shutting down "the news of the world" this sunday. >> "the news of the world" was a criminal organization. >> reporter: the weekly tabloid was hated by many, even the royal for the pursuit of sensational stories. stories that made it popular with readers and profitable for murdoch. that changed this week. the paper hacked the voice mails of a murdered teen and british soldiers who died aboard. this is a former editor at the paper. >> you had to get the story at all costs. you would go and do anything. >> reporter: even breaking t
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place. great. >>> in england, shock waves from the scandal that rattled rupert murdoch's media empire reached the british government today. a top aide to british prime minister david cameron, arrested. abc's jeffrey kofman now on the tabloid world out of control. >> reporter: when andy coulson was editor of "the news of the world," the paper he ran destroyed people's lives. >> i can't say anymore at this stage. >> reporter: arrested this morning, facing charges of perjury, bribing police, hacking people's phones in search of scoops. andy coulson is also uncomfortably the former spokesman of british prime minister david cameron, who, today, scrambled to distance himself. >>>> the press freedom does not mean the press should be above the law. >> reporter: but "the news of the world" was, which is why the famous and the powerful in britain have feared and loathed the tabloioifor years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. >> reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angerer his gi
pressure. [ bat cracks ] that's a hit. one a day men's. >> it's the story that rupert murdoch wishes would just go away. the media mogul and his empire are under attack for the british tabloid, phone hacking scandal that forced him to shut down his largest newspaper, sparked a government investigation, and unleashed a flood of ang frert public hp. now the scandal is turning the spotlight on murdoch's media empire here in the u.s. especially on to fox news. so what does the controversy tell us about how murdoch does business? and what will the scandal mean for fox news? joining me now, is elise hogue, senior advisor at media matters, a nonprofit watch dog group that is now under attack from fox news. elise, how are you? and welcome to the show. what does this mean in america? of course, we know in england, there is a lot of outrage. in parliament there. there's unprecedented attacks. but what could this mean in the united states and particularly for fox news? >> you know, the first thing i think americans need to realize reverend, is that news international is a part of news corps, which is
that the title is now toxic? to pave the way for a new sunday paper? questiont murdoch's -- that remains before david cameron. about his relationship with its former director of communications. we understand will be arrested tomorrow. in a moment, i will be speaking with our next guest. >> this is a storm that has engulfed politicians, papers, and the police. after an extraordinary day, it is not clear how far the damage will go. for david cameron, this is already the most difficult crisis of his premiership. he has few cards to play. he can do little more than wait and see what happens. he is to see is director of communications as kind of a lucky charm. even when he was forced to resign in january of this year, david cameron refused to cut the man list. >> he resigned from "news of the world." he has been punished twice for the same offense. i choose to judge him by the work he has done for me, for the government, and for the country. he has run the office in a professional and good way. if you compare that with the days of alistair campbell and all that nonsense, he has done an excellent job
the massive tabloid scandal that brought one of the biggest newspapers down in just 24 hours. rupert murdoch under huge pressure as the outrage grows. >>> and the extraordinary spirit of survival. jaycee dugard breaks her silence about her 18-year ordeal. how she found hope in the middle of her kidnapping hell. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> diane sawyer, here with her emotional and exclusive interview. >>> and princess in prison? she's been a royal only for a week. why does she look like her unhappy highness? inside the misery of princess charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday. and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper in the country closed. the former editor, just moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> and this is all because there are allegations the newspapepe was hacking into cell phones and e-mail accounts of people. and not just celebrities and famous people
great stuff. we have seen a lot of efforts, but things like rupert murdoch's daily have not excited us on a journalistic level. but i think we are laying groundwork for some institutions that they possibly do that in the next three to five years. >> i'm wondering what you think it would take for it to go to that next level and provide quality journalism. >> i just want to offer a slight difference of opinion. i think that we are seeing a couple of things happen right now. they are positive things that are happening. while it may be true that the first wave of online-only journalism tended to be national and international criticism and opinion, which got the name of blogs, what we are actually seeing of the local level is something even more exciting than that. as newspapers have become challenged, and we have seen, sadly, the destruction of capabilities of newspaper and local television stations and other media in the local arena, we are seeing a new layer journalism being created at the local level. some startups such as the "bases and close " in san francisco, "texas tribune" out in
the presses. as rupert murdoch's company shuts down a london newspaper accused of widespread phone hacking and its former editor who became a spokesman for britain's prm prime minister is arrested. >>> royal stars. william and catherine arrive in l.a. later today. we will show you who will hang out with the royal newlyweds, "early" this friday morning, july 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good friday morning to you. we're coming to you live from the kennedy space center. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge who is in new york. we look at a live picture there of the launch pad ready to go. >> so much buildup. at the mercy of mother nature and that is the big story all morning but looks like things look pretty good around you right now so our fingers are crossed and hoping for the best. >> consensus is positive. as for this morning's scheduled law firm we don't know if mother nature will cooperate but we are watching closely. cbs news correspondent bob orr has the latest for us this hour on the launch. >> reporter: "atlantis" is ready to go. no technical issues
. shoot us an e-mail and let us know why you're awake right now, or do what james murdoch does and text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your crack session for this friday, july 8th. there's a lot going on today, including disturbing new video of the president of yemen, making his first television appearance since he was wounded in an attack on his presidential compound. >>> police nab the thief who walked out of an art gallery with a $200,000 picasso. if you guessed, he was from hobok hoboken, new jersey, you won yourself money in the office pool. let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. with the august 2nd deadline just weeks away, lawmakers are preparing to work over the weekend on a possible deal. president obama said he and congressional leaders will reconvene at the white house on sunday. it comes after his meeting with those leaders yesterday, making a short statement in the briefing room, the president called the talks constructive but said both partie
for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch -- >> rupert murdoch sits on top of the press, news of the world, as well as wall street and fox. >> reporter: news of the world has been the british paper for 168 years. but people we spoke to today said it was time to pull the murdoch plug. >> unbelievable this was going on for so long. i'm glad they closed down that paper. >> reporter: some watchers believe the shutdown is calculated because murdoch is trying to take over a major deal, british sky broadcasting. if the deal is blocked, it could cost him billions. rita nissan, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the last edition of the news of the world will be published on sunday. >>> a night out at the ballpark turns tragic. kai is in the newsroom with details on this disturbing story. >>> a texas rangers fan plunges to his death, trying to catch a ball. the 39-year-old man was reaching for a baseball that was tossed in the stands by outfielder josh hamilton. the man fell about 20 feet and landed on concrete at the ballpark in arlington. after catching that ball. his young son was with him
tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch. >> reporter: rupert murdoch sits on top of the media empire that runs the media world. as well as wall street journal and fox. >> reporter: news of the world has been the primary news for britain for 168 years. but people we spoke with say it was time for the murdoch family to pull the plug. >> unbelievable that something like this has been going on for so long. >> i'm glad they closed down the paper. >> reporter: some media watchers believe the shutdown is calculated because murdoch is trying to secure a major deal to take over british sky broadcasting. if the deal is blocked, it could cost him bill whereons. -- billions. >> the final day of publication for the news of the world is sunday. >>> investigators now say four people died when a small plane crashed into a medical building in northern california. the faa says two adults and two children were inside the aircraft. witnesses say the plane hit in the parking lot and then skidded into the building. no one on the ground was hurt. >>> a jail break caught on tape leads to
. this is abc 7 news. >>> and when we continues tot. media barren rupert murdoch some papers 35 on selling scandal but tonight his entire global empire is rocked by a scandal of its own. >> plus why people are suddenly spending more and what that really means for the economic recovery. >> and the classroom used to be all about the 3 r's. tonight one of them is playing hookie. another half hour of news begins beth! hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >> good evening once again. thanks for joining us. begin this half hour going back to the top story. fatal plane crash. it happened tonight at the watsonville community hospital as you can see on the map. corne
two separate probes and promised tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch? >> rupert murdoch sits on top of the media enterprise that runs news of the world. >> reporter: the news of the world has been an institution in britain for 168 years. but the people we spoke to say it was time for the murdoch family to pull the plug. >> unbelievable that something like this has been going on for so long. >> yeah. i'm glad news of the world is now closing down their paper. >> reporter: some media watchers believe the shutdown is calculated. because murdoch is trying to secure a major deal to take over british sky broadcasting. if the deal is blocked, it could cost him billions. rita nissan, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: investors have reacted to the scandal scares. they closed down 7% in today's trading. that's more than a billion dollars in lost revenue. >>> president obama says the continuing debate over the nation's debt is now contributing to the sluggish economy. the president said the uncertainty has caused businesses to hold back on investments and creatin
international and news corp. news international, the british arm of rupert murdoch's news corp. rebecca brooks, editor of "news of the world" when this phone hacking situation, scandal had happened. and along with andy coulson, she is a close friend of the british prime minister. so now many people are asking questions about whether or not david cameron himself knew what was going on. christine? >> unbelievable. i guess it wasn't good, old-fashioned shoe leather after all for the amazing scoops. stick around and weigh in on this one -- britain's launching a controversial lottery next month that's been dubbed "win a baby." the prize -- not a child but fertility treatment worth about $40,000. critics say this is inappropriate. it is demeaning. but the gambling commission has already okay'd the contest. >> it was announced yesterday that the charity called to hatch announced this lottery, this raffle if you will, for about $35 or $40. you can buy a ticket that will entitle you to some $40,000 worth of fertility treatments. just to give you an idea, though, people who are under the national health
's edition. the tabloid part of rupert murdoch's media empire which includes the waun"wall street journal," "new york post" and fox news. >> seven people and the gunman dead, grand rapids police say roderic dantzler opened fire at two different homes. dantzler's daughter and former girlfriend are among the victims. in the en, police say he turned the gun on himself while negotiating to surrender. >> a reminder, u.s. combat operations in iraq may be over, but danger is not. the military says two american troops are been killed in central iraq. 14 americans fell in june. the highest number since 2008, all u.s. forces scheduled to leave iraq by the end of this year. >>> casey anthony will get out of a florida jail sunday july 17th, not days earlier, when it was to be july 13th. correction officers say they have refigured the release date which is based on time serve and time off for good behavior. public anger over the not guilty verdicts in death of anthony's daughter still simmers. >> concern for her safety? >> sure. yeah. everybody around her knows you have to be concerned for her safety.
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